Recreational mid-week fishing trip 4th December.
On Wednesday 4th December the club held a mid-week recreational fishing trip aboard Lymington based charter boat "Voyager" skippered by Kevin Duell. With light winds and calm seas and a neap tide Kevin headed for a mark five miles south of the Needles Lighthouse, where there was a chance of catching different species although the main target was cod. Kevin dropped anchor, we put our lines over and waited and wated. Talk about all quiet on the western front that was an understatement. After over an hour the tide picked up and the fish started coming aboard. Tony Knight caught a blonde ray, Robin Lane an undulate ray of 9lb 8ozs, Nelson Phillips a blonde ray 12lbs 10ozs. A few whiting and congers were also caught.
Kevin was not happy with the Mark so moved to "The Spoils" hoping to find cod. But only more congers were caught. Harry Gray a nice one of 20lbs 5ozs and a few whiting and pouting. Mark Boldick a pouting of 2lb 10ozs. Thank you to Kevin Duell fora good day out.
Recreational week-end fishing trip 7th December.
On Saturday 7th December the club held a week-end fishing trip aboard charter boat "Last Laugh" out of Lymington skippered by John Skeggs. With a gap between two weather fronts seven club members headed out with a little apprehension past the Needles to Fairways buoy where John dropped anchor. It wasn't long before a number of different species were coming aboard including whiting, bass and pouting. As the tide picked up a few notable fish were caught. Chris Ellis caught a whiting 2lb 4ozs, Andy Southwick a bass 5lb and whiting 2lb 14 3/8ozs, Mark Boldick a thornback ray 5lb 9ozs and Robin Lane an undulate ray 12lbs 9ozs. But the best fish of the day went to Richard Day with a cod of 11lbs. Thank you John for a good day's fishing.
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